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Dickman Name Meaning

English: from Middle English dich(e) dike ‘dike earthwork’ + man ‘man’ (Old English dīc + mann) hence an occupational name for someone who worked at a ditch or dike or a topographic name for someone who lived by a ditch or dike. See also Dyke and compare Dicker . English: occupational name meaning ‘servant (Middle English man) of Dick ’. Americanized form of Dutch Dijkman see Dykman . Americanized form of German Dickmann . Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname meaning ‘fat man’ a noun formation from Dick

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Dickmann, Hickman, Jackman, Backman, Buckman, Dyckman, Aikman

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Where is the Dickman family from?

You can see how Dickman families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Dickman family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Dickman families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 7 Dickman families living in Ohio. This was about 29% of all the recorded Dickman's in USA. Ohio had the highest population of Dickman families in 1840.
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What did your Dickman ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Dickman. 20% of Dickman men worked as a Farmer and 10% of Dickman women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Dickman were Farm Laborer and Clerk. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
    20%
  • Laborer
    11%
  • Salesman
    8%
  • Farm Laborer
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    10%
  • Stenographer
    9%
  • Housekeeper
    7%
  • Clerk
    7%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Dickman. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 7,000 military records available for the last name Dickman. For the veterans among your Dickman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Dickman lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Dickman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Dickman in 1950 was 42, and 80 in 2004.

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